A specialised form of professional mentoring provided for practitioners responsible for undertaking challenging work with people. Supervision is provided to ensure standards, enhance quality, advance learning, stimulate creativity, and support the sustainability and resilience of the work being undertaken (BACP, 2016b).
Who do I supervise?
Basically anyone who wants to learn and develop their practice, whilst keeping their clients at the centre of all they do in a safe way.
I work in a person centred modality, but also am interested in and curious about all modalities. I offer my services to experienced and new counsellors, as well as students. I am also available to professions outside counselling such as social workers, teachers and other therapists.
So, How do I supervise?
Through reflection, questioning and discussion I will help you take a wider angled and deeper look at your practice. It’s all too easy for both client and therapist to get so caught up in trying to find solutions to outstanding problems that we can miss opportunities for looking at where our clients have already demonstrated strengths, courage, and growth. Paying more attention to the small positive details, will help your clients develop this valuable ability themselves.
You will develop learning by asking the questions such as ‘what worked well, what would I do again, what would I do more of, and how can I potentially adapt that to suit different people when the moment arises’.
Lets look at how can we take your practice from good therapy to great therapy and to make the very biggest difference to each clients life.
Threading through all our work you will see what can you can learn from research, professional experience, your client’s growth and feedback.
I encourage you to bring the difficult and uncomfortable aspects of your practice. I provide a truly non-judgemental opportunity to address the ways in which our assumptions and behaviour can, at times, impact less helpfully on clients! My personal philosophy is to look for the constructive insights that can come from all challenging situations and so called ‘mistakes’, with empathy and humour.